RBC Weekly Newsletter (10/4/19)


Fall Series: “Life’s Dramas” ~ We all have faced the anxiety and pressure of performing- of living up to other’s expectations, and our own. What happens when we fail those expectations? How do we respond when the pressure to perform overwhelms us? From where do I obtain my sense of worth and value?.

10/06/19: A warm welcome to our Guest Speaker this Sunday,  Rev. Kent Threlfall, Chaplain at the Rockingham County Department of Corrections who will be giving today’s sermon titled “What More Do You Need?”

This month’s Communion will be held on Sunday, October 13th.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:00am in the Great Room. The youth will join the adults this Sunday for Sunday School in the Great Room at Church.

MEN’S MINISTRY invites all men to “Get Fired Up” and join them for a cookout and camaraderie and music around a fire pit on Friday, October 4th 6:00pm at Mike Paquin’s home the guest speaker will be Pastor Christian Hubner of Vermont.  If you have any questions see Mike Paquin or Barry Brown.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST: The next Sonshine Community Family Breakfast is October 5th 8:30am in the Great Room.

JELLY WAGON: Pat Morin’s Jelly Wagon will be here on October 20th.  Please see Pat for your favorite homemade Jelly/Jam.

CHILDREN’S WORKERS CONFERENCE: October 26, 2019 9:00 am – 2:30 pm;  at RBC; Cost: $10.00 per person; Registration begins at 8:45 AM. Sessions will include handout notes and other teaching helps. Lunch and snacks will be provided. RSVP by October 20th: to the church office or Tara Swist  TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcast biz.net; If you work with children in your church, school, daycare, Good News Club® or everyday life, you are invited to Raymond Baptist Church for a Children’s Workers Conference. We are dedicated to strengthening your teaching, encouraging your spiritual growth, and equipping you for further church ministry.

DAY OF SERVICE: October 27th We will start at 9:30am, a bag lunch will be provided, fellowship dinner following at 4pm. at the Church. Volunteers and projects are still needed and there will be something for everyone!  Projects are needed and you can submit a project for yourself!  No project too small! Sign-up and/or submit projects to the Office by email or drop off a form at the Welcome Center any time between now and October 11th.



OUTDOOR CLUB: will host a fall foliage hike on Sunday Oct 13th.  All parties are encouraged to meet at 1:00pm at the church The hike will take place at Pawtuckaway State Park. Based on the experience of the group, the degree of difficulty can be accommodated. The goal is to reach the fire tower, most likely using the Reservation Road access.  Bring snacks and plenty of water.  At the top of the tower some map and compass instruction will be offered.  Sign up now to reserve your spot at this family friendly event by calling the church office at 603-895-2859 or by email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.  

OUTDOOR CLUB: FREE Wild Game Cooking Class with New England’s Wild Cheff Denny Corriveau The theme of this next cooking class will be surf and turf featuring wild Alaskan Salmon and Maine Moose. Join us for unprecedented access, up close and personal, to one of America’s premier wild game chefs.  The class will be held Thursday October 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This event is family friendly and a playroom will be offered to children directly adjacent to cooking area. Sign up now to reserve your spot at this family friendly event by calling the church office at 603-895-2859 or by email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

WOMEN’S MINISTRY, CONNECTIONS: Connections is starting on Saturday October 19th, 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Great Room. Our first speaker for the year will be special guest, Nancy Hellmann from Grace Community Church in Rochester. We are excited to hear what Nancy has to share with us! Join us for brunch, fellowship, and a great speaker!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXESNow is a good time to pick up some supplies for your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.   With the low prices for back to school on crayons, note books, pens, whatever you want to include.  If you want to pick up extra, that is wonderful.  As we do a packing party to fill shoeboxes with goods purchased during the year.  We love any donations to help fill boxes.  Also, be checking out the Mark downs for great deals.  We have found silly toys marked as low as .10 cents that can go into a shoebox.  These shoeboxes are a way to show God’s love to a child that feels lost and alone.  Not only does the child get a shoebox, but they get love and hope.  This shoebox is the opportunity for others to let the children know about Jesus.  Many of these children in turn teach their families about Jesus.  Many accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  What an impact you can make on lives with a simple shoebox. Michelle has included a link to Samaritans purse for helpful tips, stories, and further in depth information about OCC. (Operation Christmas Child 2018 Special Report https://sampur.se/2Gb4UXVIf you have any questions please feel free to contact Michelle Osterhuber.  Michelle also store the extra goods for the shoeboxes until we pack them in November.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.



Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week for 6 weeks from September 23rd-November 4th.  A Monday afternoon group will be held in Epping and evening groups will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Exeter.  These groups are free to the public.  The afternoon group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway and the evening groups will be held at the offices of RVNA & Hospice, 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.

The Fellowship of Christian of Athletes (FCA) is holding their annual golf tournament at the Oaks in Somersworth on October 18th  at 9:00 AM. We would appreciate your support in promoting the tournament to golfers and potential sponsors. We will have coaches, FCA student leaders and others involved in the FCA ministry participating. Please join us for a day of fun, fellowship and learn more about the FCA ministry here in New Hampshire. We hope to see you on October 18.  For more details please see the link below, attached flyer or reach out to Mike Vining at mvining@fca.org or visit the website at: https://fca.regfox.com/2019seacoastgolftournament .

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations:

Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church, 2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670 or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, November 8th  from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.


SUNDAY (10/06)Sunday School: The youth will join the adults this Sunday for Sunday School in the Great Room at Church.

9:00am-10:00am. Youth Group: 5th – 12th grade

6:00pm-8:00pm in Ministry Center 

Katie and Barry Bronson will be running youth group.



October 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Matt’s House (307 Prescott Road, Epping)

Come join us!! We will also have bonfire and food. Invite your friends to join your team.


5th thru 12th Grade – 6:00pm-8:00pm Sunday – Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com



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SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.





Monday 3:30pm


Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00 AM


Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm


RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

Friday 7:00 PM


Barry & Sue Brown’s Home

Bible Study

(Fall is Here!.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Fall/Winter Small Group).



REMINDER FALL DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: Remember to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night, November 2nd  Mark your calendars.dividerPrepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27 :: PO Box 106 :: Raymond, NH 03077 :: 603-895-2859divider

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